The Native Watercraft Manta Rays 14 includes the DVC Deluxe seating system which will include side pads that support your hips and provide comfortable arm rests, a new adjustment system that will make it easier to control the seat back position, and a wedge beneath the seat that provides padded support under your thighs. The Groove, Native's new accessory system, will allow a range of accessories to easily slide on and off the anodized aluminum rails, including rod holders, mounting plates and a dashboard. The Manta Ray 14 is easy to paddle, tracks well and offers exceptional maneuverability. The rockered hull rides gracefully up and over waves. Plus, added bow volume delivers a drier ride that you would expect from most sit-on-tops. The Manta Ray 14 is equally at home on freshwater lakes and easy rivers.
|Reviewer:||tom of New Orleans||Rating:||4||Date:||03/24/2012|
|Review:||just went to a demo day ,I tried a manta ray 14 , tarpon 140 and a redfish 14. For fishing the manta ray will be best . awesome seat and fishing ergonomics and flat surfaces for add ons . tracks straight , glides great , stability great, huge tankwell , I prefer the tarpon orbitz bow hatch though . T-tracks are sweet too. I like the tarpons seat area hatch , windcocking was almost non existant on the tarpon and manta ray but bad on the redfish. The refish and manta ray were best on wavebreaking due to high swept bows. stability was good on all .Redfish 14 had the best cockpit to Me.Its a new manta Ray 14 for Me very soon, My old redfish 12 is soon to be a loaner.|
|Reviewer:||Ann in West Seneca NY||Rating:||5||Date:||07/16/2011|
|Review:||Outstanding customer service from questions answered/product information, ordering, shipping (great packaging!) to receipt! Product is even greater than I expected and anticipated. What a ride! Fantastic! Just used in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State and thoroughly enjoyed! A gift my husband and myself to better appreciate being outdoors and all nature's gifts. Great product and a pleasure working with Austin Kayak -long distance! The experience is truly appreciated. Thank you!|
|Reviewer:||Don in North Carolina||Rating:||5||Date:||06/08/2011|
|Review:||Since I submitted the below review in April, 2011 for the angler version, I have been using the kayak almost weekly and am still very happy with it. For 14+' it turns very well and tracks perfect. Don I have been on the lake for almost 5 hours and still find the seat very comfortable. No second thoughts here. After paddling a couple of other boats I decided on the Manta ray 14 and really like it. I am 6'3" and 250 pounds. Dealing with ACK was a good experience and delivery went well. I ordered the boat and accessories on line and then ACK called me confirming everything. Shipment was scheduled for delivery about 5 days later but I asked the trucking company to hold off another week due to me being out of town and they said no problem. We then scheduled a delivery time and they called me the day before to confirm and then the driver called 30 minutes before arriving. Packaging. The kayak was cardboard covered on the bottom and sides and had a black cover, and bubble wrap the entire package was covered in thick plastic. Overall a very good experience working with ACK and the shipping company.|
|Review:||I love my kayak , I have had it 4 years and it is perfect if you fish. It is a workhorse and holds a ton of stuff. I normally take out a anchor, 4 fishing rods, cooler. drybag and a crate full of fishing gear and a fish finder. The company gives a lifetime war. and are very responsive if you call them.|